April 2015 Archives

FairTest reports that 850 colleges now give students the option of submitting SAT and ACT scores, the largest increase in recent years with 25 more added since the spring of 2014.


Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.


Frank Bruni advocates for perspective and balance in the college search process in Where You Go is Not Who You Will Be, as he speak to parents on this book tour.


The Rennie Center presents a case study on how Boston cut its high school dropout rate in half from 2004 to 2014.


The Aspen Institute released a report with eight papers from education experts about how labor market data can be used by educators, policymakers, and students to better inform their decisions about college and career.


A report by the Council of Independent Colleges suggests that disadvantaged students have better completion rates at small private colleges than their peers from similar backgrounds at larger public universities.


A poll of Americans without college degrees finds that most understand the benefits of a four-year degree, but think it is out of reach because of the high cost of tuition.


A new paper by researchers at MDRC and the University of California-Berkeley analyzes successful high school programs that embrace both career training and rigorous academics and recommends strategies to expand the model.


A survey of schools that made The Washington Post's Most Challenging High School list shows many schools still have rules that keep students from signing up for AP, IB, and AICE courses.


About 61 percent of Americans says it's very important for more Americans to earn some kind of degree or certificate, up from 51 percent last year, according to a Gallup and the Lumina Foundation survey.


More than 60 high schools with nearly 40,000 students are competing in the Capital One Bank NYC College Challenge to motivate students to apply for college and financial aid.


Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce find that having a college degree gives workers an 80 percent wage advantage today, compared to 40 percent in 1967.


A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers association finds tuition made up 47 percent of revenues for public colleges for the third year in a row.


The selective liberal arts school in New York was honored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for increasing financial aid and more than doubling the percent of low-income students enrolled in recent years.


The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium recognizes nine CTE programs for their high impact and high quality in its 2015 Excellence in Action Awards.


A Kaplan survey of college admissions officers reveals one in four felt pressure to admit a well-connected applicant who did not meet the school's standards.


As college enrollment increases, but completion remains flat, efforts are underway to better track and support students on the path to a degree.


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